3:57 pm October 2, 2009, by David O'Brien
October 2nd, 200911:53 pm
Duh, I am.
October 2nd, 200911:54 pm
Soph – Villanova number 4 in I-AA (W&M #5)
October 2nd, 200911:56 pm
Wow, they’re pretty good then, VJ. Good luck to W & M!
October 2nd, 200911:57 pm
Dammit Carroll, you are going MIA too? that sucks…
And BTW what is your favorie type of music. I’d figured that you like some old Mariah, and some Amy Grant…? No…?
Halloween Party at D.O.B.’s Pad… U gotta be there…!
October 2nd, 200911:58 pm
William & Mary’s #5?? Nice, VJ
October 3rd, 200912:01 am
Do they make USC/William & Mary “A House Divided” license plates?
So when the Braves lose, “yall” talk about NFL, then when your bored of that “yall” talk about college football, now HS!?!
October 3rd, 200912:03 am
You forgot the apostrophe in “yall”. Ya’ll or y’all. Makes a difference.
October 3rd, 200912:04 am
Not quite the same thing…which is convenient. Now, if the Giants play the 49ers…
October 3rd, 200912:05 am
Forgive me Soph, I live in the North, and when we use “yall” we have no apostrophe…
October 3rd, 200912:06 am
I have DirecTV MLB package
if the Giants play the 49ers…
I’ll take my 49ers over anyone
October 3rd, 200912:07 am
Falcons play niners next week! It’s onnnnnnnn.
October 3rd, 200912:09 am
at least we have something to look forward to in the offseason
(and my guys are already at a disadvantage- Frank Gore is not expected to play…)
October 3rd, 200912:10 am
I think the lack of leadership has become even more evident this last week. How Wren addresses that, if he does at all, will be very interesting to see over the Winter. (Kirk)
I don’t think it’s any big surprise they took a tumble and I don’t think lack of ‘leadership’ has a thing to do with it.
Awwww, man. How many weeks is he expected to be out?
October 3rd, 200912:11 am
3 weeks including this one but the 3rd week is the 49ers bye so he should only miss 2 games (and they are playing the Rams this week so they should not need him )
October 3rd, 200912:13 am
see, now you’re keeping me awake…your fault
Poor Rams. Is Bulger still their starting QB?
On a sidenote if there are any Panthers fans on right now, how in the hell is Delhomme still starting QB for Carolina? He’s awful.
October 3rd, 200912:14 am
October 3rd, 200912:15 am
…My Bears will crush them!
!!!!!!! GO TO SLEEP!!!!!
October 3rd, 200912:16 am
I think Bulger is still starting- been a while since I watched a Rams game that did not involve the 49ers…
and Delhomme is still the starter because (sadly) he is better then any other available option the Panthers have
October 3rd, 200912:20 am
cabravesfan – no! You first!
October 3rd, 200912:25 am
always had a hunch that diserning twitch, but i always thought captain caveman was full of crap.
persuing through the earlier posts and cavey and the braves staff must of gone to the early bird special.
he was home and boasting about the moves the front office would make.
this mind you at 8 p.m.
dude where did you go, the colonade?
October 3rd, 200912:33 am
That’s a real bummer about Boog. Happy for him that he’s getting to realize one of the dreams he’s worked hard to achieve, but I wish he was still gonna be here. Really liked him. Chop Chop, you’re right though, it got really annoying when he was forced to pimp tix or the facebook thing. The funny thing is that it seemed like the very kind of thing Boog would find very annoying if he was watching a game. Can you imagine Skip having to pimp a facebook page? Speaking of the Carays, what about Josh? Is he ready yet? Anyone heard him doing games for Gwinnett?
alright y’all- I’m out for the night…later!
October 3rd, 200912:38 am
I hope Delhomme starts the whole season for Carolina. Of course, I’m a Niner fan cheering for the Panthers to lose, because we have their 1st-round draft pick.
And yeah, I’m looking forward to next week. The Niners have to prove that they’re real outside the NFC West; they didn’t quite get it done last week (I was there >_< ), but the Falcons will be a good test.
October 3rd, 200912:40 am
What if the 49′ers played the Braves?
October 3rd, 200912:41 am
Ahh, just missed her.
October 3rd, 200912:51 am
Norton vs. Bennett: http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc75/dx4life69/NortonvsBennett.jpg
October 3rd, 200912:53 am
You mean there are MORE Carays in the pipeline?
Most jobs in America(and anywhere else) you don’t get just because your old man did it. I’m glad it doesn’t work that way for surgeons, orthodontists, engineers, CPA’s, economists, scientists and on and on and on.
Do the Carays have a Royal Line of Succession/ Are they Tudors??
October 3rd, 200912:54 am
Carroll Rogers: Outstanding work. Not sure what you mean by the Norton thing though. I guess I missed something.
Boog Sciambi: Great job. You’ll be hard to replace. ESPN is lucky to have you.
Bobby Cox, and Bobby Cox fans: 3rd place. Get used to it. He’s back next year.
Chipper: Hitting 3rd, with no bat…and playing 3rd with no glove. 3rd place. I’m seeing a trend here.
October 3rd, 20091:08 am
Thanks Carol,you have done us a great service,enjoy the off season.
October 3rd, 20091:09 am
October 3rd, 20091:11 am
someone told me you were a ACLU law dog, is that true?
really could care less considering i have thought for years that me and bay area steve should rule the earth.
October 3rd, 20091:13 am
You mean there are MORE Carays in the pipeline? Most jobs in America(and anywhere else) you don’t get just because your old man did it. I’m glad it doesn’t work that way for surgeons, orthodontists, engineers, CPA’s, economists, scientists and on and on and on.
LOL. What friggin’ world have you been living in Vales? If you don’t think who your daddy and your daddy’s friends are doesn’t help cops, firemen, doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, bankers, soldiers, economists, scientists, union workers get doors opened that otherwise might not be, or at least not as quickly, I really don’t know what to say ’cause that just ain’t the way the world works. Once that door is opened though, you got to put in the work and have the talent to make your bosses money. Almost no matter what you do, if you don’t have the networking relationships already established to get doors opened for you, it’s gonna be much harder to get your foot in the door.
October 3rd, 20091:14 am
i will join the aclu if the braves replace boog with bob ratburn.
October 3rd, 20091:15 am
Someone asked to do one of Hanson and Medlen, well, here it is, I think its funny, but the cropping sucks!
October 3rd, 20091:16 am
Oops… Didn’t work, here it is: http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc75/dx4life69/HANSONANDMEDLEN.jpg
October 3rd, 20091:17 am
Good riddance Boog.. take your arrogant azz (and your girly friend Katie Temple) and go away..
October 3rd, 20091:20 am
Wow, some fans here just broke into “Georgia Bulldogs” chants. I have no idea what to think about that one.
You think, wow! I’m in some good company tonight.
October 3rd, 20091:26 am
Gonna miss ol’ Boog. He was perfect with Joe. Movin on up…from the Marlins to the Braves to ESPN. Way to go, Boog. Best of luck to him.
Thanks for your work this season Carroll, always top notch.
lol, dude, i ain’t aclu
October 3rd, 20091:31 am
i love saban, the guy has transformed bama.
he is probably the best college coach in the nation.
he aint got tebow. but what he has is a attacking kind of defense.\
minus #30 hightower was a monster.
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
October 3rd, 20091:34 am
After watching Chipper stumble his way through the season, I am of the opinion that he should go ahead and hang up his cleats now. The best 3B on the team is Martin Prado (also the best 2B) and we sue what we save on Chipper and resign Adam LaRouche. Wasn’t a big fan of Adam’s but have come around.
I would keep KK, Vasquez, Huddy, and trade D. Lowe if possible. If not tradeable, then make him a closer and let Gonzo and Rafe go for picks. I take a flyer on either Delmon Young, Johnny Gomes, Sheff or Willingham cheaply in LF. Matty is a very valuable 4th OF but should not be starting regularly.
Manny is 0-10 with 8Ks in last 10 ABs. Dodgers are in TROUBLE talk about limping into October
October 3rd, 20091:35 am
Boog makes me laugh, hate to see him go, he won’t be as funny on the big 4-letter
October 3rd, 20091:36 am
bravey, how do i say say this. you are why i continue to read this blog.
always thought you and scoots were great wordsmiths.
miss paladin, miss krissclob. miss bravesdave.
October 3rd, 20091:39 am
actuully we have great thrashers tickets. would love to take you to thrashers game.
do you like hockey?
October 3rd, 20091:40 am
thanks for the VIC CHESNUTT lyrics. “is the actor happy” is a great cd, as are “little,” “west of rome,” “drunk” and “the salesman & bernadette.” all as highly recommended here as anything from dylan, neil young, van morrison, leonard cohen, lou reed, etc
very sad to see boog go. i wont be surprised if he’s handling the main espn baseball broadcasts when jon miller retires. he & joe were quite a team. i thoroughly enjoyed them this year.
October 3rd, 20091:42 am
uga, i’m not a hockey fan, but will be going to the game tomorrow night. we should check out a game sometime
October 3rd, 20091:43 am
for the love of god if bob rathburn calls the braves game next year i will hang out with mitchell.
October 3rd, 20091:48 am
And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we’re apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust
Of the years
Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely nights
Dreaming of a song.
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you.
When our love was new, and each kiss an inspiration.
But that was long ago, and now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song.
Beside the garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew.
Though I dream in vain, in my heart you will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of loves refrain.
October 3rd, 20091:49 am
braveheart, i would be tolerable. so the dawgs are favored by 3 points.
did not see that
little joe continues to throw the ball to other team.
October 3rd, 20091:51 am
Any chance DOB gets Boog’s job?
October 3rd, 20092:02 am
uga, do you like rathburn in other sports? i like his work with the hawks, but couldn’t stand him with the braves
October 3rd, 20092:04 am
uga, at least lil’ joe is a thousand times better than jt3. that guy was horrendous
October 3rd, 20092:20 am
well cmon stinger, he is worse on calling the hawks,
j smove, dont get it bravehart.
remember john sterling calling the hawks?
the baby birds with john battle. domininque was manufique.
spud webb, with the f troop. cliff levingston and antione carr.
remember kevin willis when he was a monster on the boards.
TnBrian(Vazquez ace 2010)
We got back home from the game about 20 minutes ago & all I can say is D-Lowe is worse in person than on TV. How did he & Boras get $15m a year? Plus, Chipper looked lathargic out there at 3rd. I mean, they’re out of the playoff picture & the season’s winding down, but still. Not a ton of positives other than Ross’ canon throw to 2nd in the 2nd & Nate’s catch. Prado is fuc*** awesome! The kid better be starting at 2nd next year… surely he will.
Two quick questions:
1- How disrespectful are Braves “fans” to chant GO DAWGS during the Braves game? Had to demorilize Chipper & the team.
2- Boog is leaving? Why? Who’ll replace him?
I’m with some who say that Rathburn fool better not get the mic and annoy the poor people having to suffer through his annoying-ness.
October 3rd, 20092:38 am
I think braves fans are disrespectful enough fillin up about 15000 for games w playoff intentions and it doesnt matter what they wanna chant during the game. Its funny too cause have no problems with Georgia, but they are not winning today. They are not very good this year
October 3rd, 20092:48 am
It would be interesting to see a stat on how many of Chipper’s RBI this year came on sac flies and weak infield grounders. I’ll betcha it’s a good 25-30. I hope he and D. Lowe have enough left in the tank to get things worked out in the off-season and come back with solid years next season.
October 3rd, 20093:26 am
“It’s disappointing. It’s frustrating, But it’s over.” – Lowe
Best comment of the year about the 2009 Braves.
October 3rd, 20096:35 am
The Towers of power in San Diego has fallen.
October 3rd, 20096:47 am
Phone calls placed to Kevin Towers, meanwhile, were invariably entertaining. He always had an anecdote, an opinion, a one-liner and a level of candor that sometimes caused reporters to reflexively protect a reliable source with a cautionary, “Kevin, is that on the record?”
Ask Frank Wren how entertaining his candor was. His friendly nature and big mouth probably contributed to his demise.
October 3rd, 20097:59 am
Tomahawkin (October 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm): “If Francoeur played in the steroid era… I’d day he’d be around 35-110…
If oxygen were rationed, yer over yer limit.
Hittin the black market, are ya?
October 3rd, 20098:05 am
Quisp (October 3rd, 2009 3:26 am): ” ‘It’s disappointing. It’s frustrating, But it’s over.’ – Lowe
“Best comment of the year about the 2009 Braves.”
Yeah, well, that’d be a stellar comment every year about any one of twenty-nine teams, don’t you think?
October 3rd, 20098:12 am
I’m very surprised that Towers did not get fired earlier. It seems to me that just with the Braves negotiations last year for Jake Peavy it clearly showed that the guy is a bumbling idiot. I understand that he was the longest tenured GM in baseball, which is completely ridiculous. It is no wonder that the Padres are in the sad state they are in. To me, Towers was by far the most arrogant, self-centered GM I have ever seen in my 40+ years on this planet. Geez, I could have sworn the guy worked for the Padres which means the concerns or the organization should rise above anything else–especially one’s own ego. It was clear to me that the only reason the Peavy situation broke down with the Braves was because of Towers massive head.
Now, this news should be considered good news for the Braves. If the Pads get the right GM in place maybe we can negotiate for Adrian Gonzales. Hey, a lot of you need to stop poo pooing these trade ideas. Anything can happen–especially with our GM.
By the way… The number of posts seems to have dwindled by about 25%… Hah! Guess a lot of you are not too excited about next year. Kinda shows you that at least 25% of the posters here are only fair weather fans. They only post during and after a win. Well, I never thought the Braves would make the playoffs and they have won just about the number of wins I predicted. I’m no genius but I’ve been around long enough to know an organization and a team. The team may have performed a bit better than I predicted but no one is perfect. I figured they would get around 85 wins (and I anticipated trades being made–but I knew that the team was handcuffed by their total salaries). I also said that the Braves would not likely make the playoffs and and if they did it would only be gravy. I was looking forward to the off season and 2010.
October 3rd, 20098:20 am
Couch Tater (October 3rd, 2009 6:35 am): “The Towers of power in San Diego has fallen.
Thanks for the info.
I for one would be extremely interested in seeing what Pat Gillick could do in that organization.
(”Arizona Vice President Jerry DiPoto, who joined the Diamondbacks during Moorad’s tenure in Phoenix, is considered a leading contender. Pat Gillick, who built World Series champions in Toronto and Philadelphia, has said he might leave semi-retirement at age 72 for the right situation ‘on the West Coast.’ “)
October 3rd, 20098:29 am
AZBravoFan (October 3rd, 2009 2:48 am): “It would be interesting to see a stat on how many of Chipper’s RBI this year came on sac flies and weak infield grounders.”
No, that stat would not be interesting (or in any way meaningful or insightful) unless you compared it to other players’ stats for RBIs from the same source (”on sac flies and weak infield grounders”).
And probably not even then.
October 3rd, 20098:35 am
TnBrian (October 3rd, 2009 2:20 am): “We got back home from the game about 20 minutes ago”
Dam, bro (”homeboy”), I missed ya by one day.
I’ll be there this afternoon/evening — 108R/24(?).
PS: What did you think of the stadium organist? Deserving of all the rave praise? Or no?
October 3rd, 20098:37 am
OK, so here is what most of us think. Where would I rather go, to Chicago or Rio? I must ponder on that one, not!
October 3rd, 20098:41 am
nolie (October 3rd, 2009 1:48 am) –
October 3rd, 20098:44 am
uga-brave (October 3rd, 2009 1:43 am): “for the love of god if bob rathburn calls the braves game next year i will hang out with mitchell.”
Great!!! I’m pulling for Rathburn now (whoever he might be).
Mitchell wouldn’t last two minutes hangin’ with you.
October 3rd, 20098:45 am
Are you kiddin Try 2012 after cox Trades Hanson for a Team Bus n a nose picker….we know G Norton should be release and Kelly Johnson sent away n that shafeer also…and trade McLouth he was worthless as a centerfielder at the bat.Pittsburgh is laughin to death now at idiots in GM n manager now
October 3rd, 20098:51 am
Braveheart (October 3rd, 2009 1:13 am) –
Sad fact, but well-said.
So much for the “meritocracy”, huh?
October 3rd, 20098:57 am
uga-brave (October 3rd, 2009 12:25 am): “always had a hunch that diserning twitch, but i always thought captain caveman was full of crap.
“persuing through the earlier posts and cavey and the braves staff must of gone to the early bird special.
“he was home and boasting about the moves the front office would make.
“this mind you at 8 p.m.
“dude where did you go, the colonade?”
Fairly weak rebuttal.
Don’t you think they would’ve ate before the start of the game?
October 3rd, 20099:25 am
Soph Ya’ll or y’all. Makes a difference.
It’s “y’all”. “Ya’ll” means the same thing as “you’ll”.
October 3rd, 20099:30 am
Where would I rather go, to Chicago or Rio?
I must ponder on that one, not!
It seems to be you’d rather go you the 80’s, back when that joke WAS LASTED USED.
Chicago is a beautiful city, with a thriving night life scene, great music and great food.
Mile After Magnificent Mile!
October 3rd, 20099:31 am
* to the 80’s
October 3rd, 20099:34 am
Bobby Cox will be back in 2010. I will not. I refuse to subject myself to watching his asinine mismanagement of the team, ever again. No season tickets, no TV and I’m going to try my best to avoid even reading the scores of their games. I’ll be back in 2011 (assuming that the senile old coot is not). Oh and Frank and John, you kept the old coot, so if by some longshot you happen to read this- Go @#$% yourselves!!!
October 3rd, 20099:37 am
I almost forgot. Frank & John, if you imbeciles give the job to Terry Pendleton, I’ll find another team to support. The RedSox come to mind. If you do give the job to that idiot, @#$% you in advance.
October 3rd, 20099:39 am
Go Sox Go!!! Yeah, that feels okay.
See you in 2011!
October 3rd, 20099:46 am
” back when that joke WAS LASTED USED.”
Someone needs to Webster’s comeback.
October 3rd, 20099:54 am
Thanks Carroll. Awesome work this year, look forward to reading/hearing more from you this offseason and beyond. All the best.
October 3rd, 200910:02 am
I’ve taken the liberty of making you your tombstone, to honor your contributions to this blog, and all you’ve done to help further the intelligence of society. You will be missed…
Here it is…
October 3rd, 200910:03 am
Lol. You got the concept though…
October 3rd, 200910:05 am
New Post: http://knoble.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/10/immmmmmmmmmm_back.html
Mid Town Joe
October 3rd, 200910:20 am
As your average Braves fan that has been through the likes of Chuck Tanner, Joe Torre, Rod Gilbreath, Champ Summers, Doyle Alexander, Rick Cerone, Joe Nolan, Larvell Blanks, Andres Thomas, Brad Komminsk, Mike Lum, Larry Whisenton, etc., I’ll take my chances with the current crop of players and managers.
October 3rd, 200910:29 am
Well, doesn’t that suck? Boog is leaving the Braves to take a full time gig with ESPN.. I actually like Boog a lot, and he and Simpson made a great broadcast team.. Any idea on who will be replacing him next year? I sure hope its not Chip Carey..
October 3rd, 200910:32 am
October 3rd, 2009
I’ll take my 49ers over anyone
You didn’t happen to take them over my Vikings last week did you?
All kidding aside, that was one hell of a game and either team would have been lucky to have a win, and it just turned out that the Vikings had a little more luck that Sunday. The 49ers are a much improved team though and shouldn’t be taken lightly by any team they are playing..
Steve from OH
October 3rd, 200910:35 am
Carroll, thanks for all the hard work this year, and have a great offseason!
October 3rd, 200910:44 am
N8: To be honest, I’m not sure how the Braves stand with the 2B/Prado situation. Because they haven’t said.
And unless someone comes out and says it (and they’ll have opportunity when I ask them again in next day or two) about whether 2B is set for next season or whether Prado might go back to a utility role (assuming they’re not going to plan on him playing the starting 1B, which is probably a good assumption, though I’ll ask that too), then it might be clear for a while what they’re going to do at 2B.
Greg Olson Homers
October 3rd, 200910:47 am
Thanks Carroll! I really enjoyed your contributions all season.
October 3rd, 200910:55 am
BravesfaninWis – cabravesfan did take the Niners in the little pool we did last week, and I had picked the Vikings, and I still lost to her for the week (too embarrassed to mention the stupid upset pick I missed on). I would share the text message I got from her when your game ended, but I would be banned from the blog. I am sure she will appreciate your kind words when she drags herself out of bed out there to start preparing for her beloved USC team…
October 3rd, 200911:02 am
And thanks to DOB as well! I really appreciate having this forum, and without you and Carroll it wouldn’t be possible. Thanks guys!
October 3rd, 200911:14 am
How about just recycling Lowe? Trade him for maybe a bag of balls, if someone would assume $10MM or so of his contract. Yes, we would take a $5MM hit, but at least that would “create” $10MM to do other things with. Sometimes in business you just have to admit your mistake, cut your loss, and move on. This is the case for that.
It looks like KK and Lowe are eseentially the same pitcher, just Lowe is twice as expensive. I wish we would come to JJ with a long term deal to try to lock him up, and keeping Hanson on the cheap for a few years will help out. Bring back Vazquez, KK, and re-sign Hudson at whatever a #4 or #5 starter gets. With thoseo 5, arguably the best in MLB. Then, obvious need for leadoff man/outfielder so trade McLouth, he is not the answer. Re-sign Larcohe, Prado finally gets full time job in spring, promote Escobar as the best player on the team (because he is), and pray for a comeback season for #10.
Schafer is key to everything. He simply has to pan out or another Brad Komminsk which set us back years. An outfield of Heyward/Schafer/Figgins or someone like that. Still a power shortage, but excellent rotation.
I kind of get the feeling we’ll trade Javy for MCLouth level player and call it a good deal. We will never with the World Series unless we have championship players like McGriff, Justice.
October 3rd, 200911:19 am
I gotta say, that story while ago on GameDay, about the BC player’s battle with cancer and his being informed recently that it’s a 99-percent chance he’s now cancer-free … that made me cry for a second. That was powerful.
October 3rd, 200911:22 am
So, ESPN says Ricciardi and Kevin Towers got the axe today…
October 3rd, 200911:49 am
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